last day

It's the last day of 2011 and I am feeling pretty content with my accomplishments this year, both personal and professional. I had a chance to see my family here and oversees more than ever which is what I really needed. I exhibited my art a lot this year and was more proactive about promoting it. I made some good sales and completed fun commissions. On top of that my summer was delicious!

For 2012, I plan to do it all over again and twice as much. As my fortune cookie (above) says "Planning is the prelude to successful action." 

Below are some last day updates wrapping up my year:

Jarritos Art Contest: 2nd place winner

Remember how a few months ago one of my paintings won 2nd place in the Jarritos Flavor City design contest? (if not, here is the blog post to refresh your memory)

Well the prize came! Consisting of 192 bottle of Jarritos! In theory it is a half a year supply of the liquid deliciousness, but in reality, I honestly don't think it will last that long. Party anyone? 
The soda goes great with tequila. :D

"Against all odds"

Here is a commission I am working on, that will be showing on January 21st in Soho, NY (I will keep you updated as we get closer to the date). 

The concept is "against all odds" all the visual elements were under the direction of the client. The theme in this piece is different than my regular work, and I am enjoying working on it. (I used a color filter on the photo, in reality the painting has warm brown tones.)

"The Socio Network"

I have some prints in a group art exhibit in California at the:

Alternative Cafe Gallery
1230 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955

"Socio Network is the first of two installments showcasing a group of artists united by social media. The online network has brought together a unique and eclectic exhibit from people plugged in from all over the world. The show will be a "smash and grab", allowing patrons to walk out with their purchased piece upon payment, so the show will constantly be changing and evolving with new pieces every few days. Come watch and assist the metamorphosis of the gallery throughout this amazing eight-week exhibit.

Part I Exhibition starts December 9th, 2011 // 7-10pm
Part II Exhibition starts January 13th, 2012, ends February 7th.


So that's it for now! I will be back on my (consistent) blogging schedule in 2012.

I wish you all the best in the new year! Happy 2012.


happy holidays

Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season!

My friend commissioned me to design his holiday postcard this year with this classic theme. I think the card looks delicious. :)

I have not posted much on here in the last couple of weeks and for that I apologize. I have new paintings in the works, and commissions I am working on. I will be posting the works in progress after the new year, so stay tuned!


candy for the senses

Love this video. The song is "Walk all over me" by Sneakpeek.
The surfer is Taj Burrow.

Fiji Vignette 1/3 from Taj Burrow on Vimeo.


sea salt

“sea salt”
oil and pencils on wood
13in x 27in

Here is a little haiku written by a performance artist about my work:

"Beauty is captured
Like a fish from the water
And then it's released." 

(pretty cool)